Sunday, December 30, 2018

So today I had lunch with old Chuckie Duck better known by me as the Duck.  We had barbecue and it was lovely!  

Tomorrow is New Year's Eve and we are having a dinner dance that is over at 9:00 and to me that is perfect.  It starts at 4:00 with a champagne reception and then a plated dinner followed by music and dancing for those that want to do so. (Not me).  Then on New Year's Day we have another plated dinner and then my group has bridge.  

My Tuesday bridge partner is a retired male OB/GYN doc and my Saturday partner is a retired female Psychologist.  I have both ends covered! Lol

Have a great day y'all.  I will too for sure...

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Well the ongoing saga of the four new tires continues....  The duck switched cars with me to have them installed (because my life is SO much busier than his!) and the tire placed called saying it would be a bit longer than promised as one of the tires delivered by the LINCOLN DEALERSHIP was defective.  Yes, you read that right!  These are the SAME tires that would have been $1100!  And I never would have known if they hadn't sent one defective one.  Buggers...

So I now have them on the car and I'm ready to rock and roll.  Yay!

 Have a lovely weekend y'all!

Thursday, December 27, 2018

So here I am two days in a row!  It's almost lunchtime and I haven't been up long.  I slept really hard last night if you know what I mean.  I am walking around the apartment without any cane or walker and doing a fair job of it but will continue to use the cane for a bit longer outside.

So if you remember I drive a 2010 Lincoln MKX that Sarge bought and it now has 23,000 miles on it.  I don't go far as you can see.  Well I need tires it seems and there is nothing wrong with the car otherwise so I went about pricing them.  I started with the Lincoln dealership where they happily quoted me $1100.00.  For four tires.  Yikes.  Well finally I asked the Duck if he knew any tire people and it turns out he does so I am now waiting for my four new tires to arrive to go get them installed for just a bit over $450.00.  I don't need high performance tires, I don't drive on ice or very fast or very far and I don't know how much longer I will keep the car so that's what I'm getting.  I don't remember what kind they are but Good something, like Goodyear of Goodrich, not sure.  It really IS who you know.

Tonight I shall dine with my Thursday friends,  I have a group T-W-Th-F-S, mostly different people.  The Friday table is mine and I have seven people.  Sunday and Mondays I stay home and cook usually.  I get 20 meals a month and could buy more but I still like to cook so I don't usually.

Someone asked me this morning if I'd ever pair up with another guy.  My answer was "never say never" but I'm sure NOT looking.  I don't want to be a purse or a nurse.  It would be nice to have a guy to hang out with sometimes but if it is to happen it will, I'm not looking.

Have a great day y'all.  I will too for sure.  I'll try to post more often too!

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Gosh what a horrible blogger I have been.  I started in 2006 and hardly ever missed a day and visited so many friends blogs.  No more,  I'm just not good at it any more.  I'm sorry but doubt I'll change.  When I think about all the wonderful people I have met both online and some in person as well it makes me so happy, they have enriched my life for sure.

So what is happening in my world these days?  Well I'm still in physical therapy and doing really good.  I don't know why I had so little of it the last time, perhaps I just had the wrong people.  This time I'm doing it here where I live in an outpatient location on the grounds.  It's new and very nice and the therapists are wonderful.  I'm walking both with a cane and sometimes without it and I'm doing strength training to build muscle again.  They have all the top of the line equipment and I am taking full advantage of it.

The year has brought many changes into my life and for the most part they are good changes.  I love where I live and the many new friends I have made here.  It's actually like living on a cruise ship without the ocean.  You dress for dinner at night and you have activities both day and night, as much or as little is you want.  I laugh loud and often and I just love life.

Thanks for visiting!

Monday, November 26, 2018

I saw the surgeon today and I am on schedule to go home Thursday. I am so ready!  It’s all good here!

Monday, November 19, 2018

Not positive but I was told today I should get to go home next Thursday.  I did really good in PT today. In fact I shocked him!


Thursday, November 15, 2018

Surgical update one week out. I have a good amount of pain but it is definitely improving. PT is hard but necessary so I do it. I had my first shower today. Bliss. And that is all I know.

Dumb Bee

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

I'm having my right hip replaced Thursday.  I'm all packed for re-hab.  Three days in the hospital and then re-hab here at La Posada.  My room is reserved and all ready for me.  I'm so glad this is happening.  When the pain is so bad you can't exercise it's time to go and that is what happened.  I have lots of help and do not need a thing I don't have.

I will try to post but don't make any promises.  Facebook is so much easier.  I'll only have my phone and not my computer with me.  

You can email me if you want, it's on the sidebar.  I'll answer as soon as I can.  The PT will be intense and that's a good thing.

Other than that my life is still wonderful!

Monday, September 10, 2018

I'm posting this photo so you can see how the face is holding up.  It's been a couple of years now and this is not retouched in any way.  No cream on the eyes because that tightens up those wrinkles when I put it on.  

My hair is finally growing in too.  Boy that was tough losing all the hair.  I guess all in all it was a small price to pay but it still was a royal pain.  I hated wearing a wig.  Itchy and hot.  When I'd get home it was a tossup which came off first, the wig or the bra! lol

Tonight the mayor of the pool and his bride are coming up here to dinner.  I'm looking forward to seeing them.

Have a lovely day y'all.   I will too for sure!

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Yesterday we had "Yappy Hour"
in the bar... Of course Roche' 
decided to go!

There were treats and prizes and about 25 dogs and one cute rock!  Roche' ordered a Rolling Rock beer and requested rock and roll music.  After his beer he got a little "boulder"!

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Sorry for the grainy photos.  
I took photos from the newsletter.

We had SUCH a great time!  It started with a cocktail hour with passed Hors d'oeuvres followed by a lovely delicious dinner of beef tenderloin and then it was off to the casino.  It was play money of course but there were prizes for the winners at the end of the night and drawings for prizes every half hour.  I had a wonderful evening.  

There is always something fun to do here.  I wish everyone could have as much fun as I'm having!

Thursday, August 16, 2018

So last night's movie was LBJ.  I had never seen it and I did like the movie but I couldn't help thinking about how much Sarge disliked that man.  Not for his civil rights bill but over Viet Nam.  He always said we could have easily won that war (war - not police action as they like to call it) and how so many died for nothing and we ran with our tails between our legs and left the South Vietnamese to fend for themselves, horrible outcome.  When we went there he truly believed it was the right thing to do.  Right or wrong that's what he thought.  It was a tossup which he disliked more, LBJ or Jane (Hanoi) Fonda.  Then he died from Agent Orange.  So tragic.  73 years old.  He should have had many more good years.  He worked hard all his life for that retirement and was cheated out of it.  

Anyway I did enjoy the movie and got to see Ryan too.  Now I'm off to see Dr. Wacks for the second part of my physical.  I have lost weight.  I can't wait to see how much!

Have a great day y'all.  I will too for sure...

Monday, August 13, 2018

Just a bit of the wildlife I saw having my coffee on the screened porch.  Plenty to look at here!  The iguana will get lots bigger  They sort of scare me but I don't get close.  There was a fourth bird, a brown one that looked just like the white ones but I didn't get a good shot of her.  They were pecking at the ground, getting bugs I suppose.  Very busy anyway!

Today I am about to go play Rummy Kue or however you spell that.  We have between six and eight that play and it's lots of laughs. 

Have a great Monday!  I shall too!

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Well it's Sunday and not too much goes on, I'm having dinner with the duck but other than that just chores around the apartment (which I needed to do anyway).  I sat outside early this morning and listened to the birds busy themselves starting their day.  Funny little creatures.  There aren't many crows and they are my favorite, so smart.  Ugly but really smart.  If you are nice to them they remember you and aren't afraid the next time.  I used to be afraid of all birds but I'm not so much any more.

Hope your Sunday is totally tits.  Mine is quiet but lovely!

Thursday, August 9, 2018

So last night's movie was "An Inspector Calls".  I watched the whole thing but didn't get it.  I even googled it when I got home.  It is supposedly a classic but I don't think it makes sense.  If you've seen it and know please let me know.

If you are on Facebook I'm Bonnie Closser Cordle.  

Tonight is trivia instead of Bingo because the Big Bingo they have monthly is Saturday.  Saturday is going to be a busy one.  Bridge after dinner and bingo before.  I swear I never thought I'd play bridge again but I am enjoying it.  Sarge would be shocked! lol

Oh I almost forgot!  I played Maj yesterday with my gals from Palm Beach.  I didn't win but I loved seeing them and playing.  We have a game next Wednesday too.

That's it from my world.  Hope you have a great day.  I know I will!

Monday, August 6, 2018

So this afternoon I have a dermatology appointment.  Since I'm in the sun a lot I go twice a year.  Then tonight I am calling bingo.  I was requested!  Lol.  Whatever that means but I don't mind.  I'd rather play but I don't mind calling.

I also have a mahjong game this week, on Wednesday.  We haven't played for a while because some players were out of town.  I'm looking forward to that.

Tomorrow night the (Self appointed) mayor (of the pool where I used to live) and his lovely bride are coming here for dinner.  I'll be really glad to see them.  They came once before and liked it. Hey, what's not to like, right?

So that's it from my world...

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Today is a pool day for me.  I love that part of it is shaded by the canopy as the sun is brutal.  

The show last night at the Fern House was great  Several very funny comedians and Peter Lemongello Jr. sand his heart out.  What a talent that young 18 year old has!  If you are on facebook I posted a video but can't get it here on blogger.

Tonight I'm actually cooking for myself!  I don't do that too much anymore.  I still like to cook but it's just so easy to go to the dining room and the food is so good there that I just don't cook too much.

Have a great day Y'all.  I know I will too!

Friday, August 3, 2018

So Friday's activities:  Today my cleaning lady comes.  I have "Current Events" in the early afternoon and then happy hour at 4:30. I am hosting a dinner table in the Waterfront Dining Room at 6:00 and bingo later.  Another busy day.  

Current Events is good because there are two leaders and one is conservative and one is liberal.  Everyone treats everyone else with respect and no fighting.  Aside from politics we discuss any current events anyone wants to talk about.  I really enjoy it.

And I'm still not...

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Some of the cast from the "No Talent Show" which, believe me, had plenty of talent!

Remember Ryan from where I lived before?  The one that used to watch Roche' for me when I went of a cruise?  Well he sang so beautifully!  I don't remember if I told you he works here in the entertainment department.  

It was another fabulous day for sure.. I won at canasta too!

This is the view from my screen porch where I have my coffee in the mornings and watch the birds (and the old people) go by!

Today is another busy one.  Canasta at noon, a show at 4:00 (more later about this) and then dinner finished up by bingo!  So as to the show - it's the staff here and it's called the "No talent show".  Most of them are very talented though and I'm told they do this every year and it's very funny.  I'm looking forward to it.

Sorry to run, it's after 11:00 and I have to dress and get to canasta!  Bye my loves...

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Nothing like a Florida sky and some palm trees to make me smile.  So what's happening in my world?  I'm going to try to blog more.  My "Total Brain Health Workout" class has issued a 30 day challenge.  I have decided to do three things instead of one.  First take a photo of something I love each day, next walk each day increasing the time daily, and finally reading for an hour a day.  This class is a 20 week lecture series and this was week six.  It's one of my favorite classes.

So it's August.  Summer is rushing by at warp speed here.  Today I have a bridge class and a dinner with friends and then a movie in the theatre - "An evening you will forget the rest of your life".  I have no idea what this is but I'm going.  

I am busy every day and I absolutely love it.  This was truly the best thing I could have done for myself.  (It won't leave my children much when I'm gone but they are happy I'm here.)

And I'm really not...

  much anyway!

Monday, July 30, 2018

Almost done!

Finally I found the charger for my laptop and so here are a few photos of the apartment.  It's not 100% finished but it is nearly done.  I am still finding things though.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Wow two days in a row!  I’m still having trouble posting photos but I wanted to let you know Roche’ loves it here.  He said it’s totally tits. The women all like him and he has his eye on a cute young waiter. He likes poker too. Oh, and believe it or not I started playing bridge again. I can’t believe that myself.

Paul thank you for the card. It was very sweet.

Barb I saw what you were talking about in yesterday’s post and I guess it was autocorrect and now I don’t know what it was supposed to say. Sorry

Thanks for reading!  I’m off and running here!

Friday, June 29, 2018

I was so worn out I had to take a day off. So many activities! The new building is open now. It’s called Mallorca and it’s beautiful but I love where I am more. It is nice features to have more restaurants though and they are also included in our meal plan.  I have one friend that makes bed in there and her apartment is beautiful but I still like mine more. There are three now. Mallorca, Seville, and mine is Valencia. I definitely made the right move!